Locke & Key: 10 Best Quotes From The Series


Locke & Key‘s Netflix adaptation blew fans out of the water. And brought on board countless new fans as well. The fact that it has already been approved for a second season speaks volumes, don’t you think?

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the comics, or a new fan from the Netflix series, you’ll surely enjoy these ten best quotes from the series. They’re dramatic, iconic, and okay, sometimes even amusing. Though more than one will have the potential to make you a bit misty, so prepare yourself for the impending influx of emotions.

This list contains spoilers from Locke & Key season one.

10 Best-Available Idea

“Best-available idea doesn’t make something a good idea.”

-Kinsey Locke

You’ve got to admit: the girl has a point. Just because the idea is the only one you can come up with (provided your situation and available resources) does not automatically make it the idea worth running with.

Then again, sometimes you really don’t have an option, so we can see both sides to this argument. Thankfully, most of us will never be in a situation such as this one (we hope).

9 We Need To Protect Them

“At first, these keys were fun, but now we know they’re more than that They’re important. They’re part of our family and we need to protect them.”

-Bode Locke

Man, if this quote doesn’t embody everything that Bode is about, then we don’t know what does. Bode was the first of the siblings to find and fall in love with the keys. He created SO much mischief with them as well.

But it also became more along the way, as this quote states. He was forced to realize the danger of the keys, and thus his role in protecting the keys. In many ways, Bode was the first one of the Locke children (current generation) to step up.

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8 Try On Different Hats

“High school is the perfect time to try on a bunch of different hats. You get to decide who you are, who you surround yourself with.”

-Joe Ridgeway

Joe Ridgeway may be a surprising character to pull quotes from, given that he was not a main character… but you’ve got to admit that he had some poignant lines and thoughts. He found a way to help multiple members of the Locke family, mainly Nina and Tyler.

In this quote, he’s talking to Tyler, and he’s not so subtly encouraging the kid to try a different path in life, by putting it in terms of high school. It’s actually really nice of him when you think about it.

7 Just Because I Don’t Have Fear

“Just because I don’t have fear, doesn’t make me irrational”

-Kinsey Locke

This might be one of those times where we have to agree to disagree. The truth of the matter is, removing her fear did wonderful and horrible things for Kinsey. There was a very long time however, where she didn’t seem to be aware of the cost said actions took from her.

That being said, she isn’t wrong here. She’s fully capable of rational thinking, perhaps more so in a crisis because of her lack of fear. That could work to their advantage. Or not.

6 Final Girls

“Not all final girls make it to the end by fighting the monster. Some of them hide. They stay quiet when their family needs them. They’re not waiting for their moment. They don’t even know if another moment’s coming. They just close their eyes and wait for it to be over. Truth is, some final girls are cowards.”

-Kinsey to Scot

Ouch. Kinsey had full right to make this declaration, and we’ve got to admit that Scot (and his friends) really put his foot in it here. He deserved to be called out for what was said. Just like Kinsey had to get all of this out of her.

5 The Past Is Always With Us

“The past is always with us. You can try and run away, but it’s always there.”

-Randall to Tyler

This quote is both beautiful and ironic, when you think about it. Though maybe it doesn’t appear that way at first. It’s clear that Randall is talking about the events in his life than haunt him. But it just as easily could be turned around to remembering those you love. Including Randall, who is solidly in Tyler’s past now. Sad, and ironic? Yes. But it still carries that important point all the same.

4 Exactly When They Should

“People come into our lives exactly when they should.”

-Nina Locke

Sweet and simple. Yet very accurate. Sometimes it really does feel like you find exactly the right (or wrong) person exactly when you need to.

3 Find Yourself Again

“It’s okay to lose yourself in this, just as long as you can find yourself again.”

-Joe Ridgeway to Nina Locke

Another wonderful quote from Joe Ridgeway. Here he’s comforting Nina, providing permission for her to take on this quest… while also giving her a reminder of all the reasons she needs to come back, at the end of the day.

2 Only Kids Can Get Into Narnia

“The reason why she doesn’t remember is because she’s a grown up. That’s how this stuff always works. Only kids can get into Narnia”

-Bode Locke

Bode’s quotes do an excellent job of summing up the series, don’t they? In this case, his comments highlight the truth about Keyhouse – and all of the memories it has wiped along the way. And he’s done so in a way that made it crystal clear to all viewers (and readers).

1 Grief Never Gets Any Smaller

“Grief never gets any smaller, so you have to make yourself bigger around it. The best way to do that is to open up. Let people in.”

-Joe Ridgeway

Let’s conclude this list with another quote from Joe Ridgeway. You’ve got to admit, he made a lot of great points while he was still alive. In this case, he had a lot to say about grief and loss. Having gone through so much himself, he would know, and thus be able to provide this vital insight.

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